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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Feb. 2, 2018

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By Kevin Siembieda

One game system – every genre – countless worlds – endless adventure

A lot of things are going on at the Palladium offices. The most fun is the Palladium Open House which is a mere two and a half months from now. Other things involve getting books finished and into your hands, Robotech®, and a number of business and convention matters. Crazy times. I’m going to jump right into it. Read on.

UPDATE: Palladium Open House

As we get closer and Game Masters are submitting events (please keep them coming), there has been discussion about the kinds of events, games and panel talks we should be hosting. Among them were a couple of things I wanted to mention to get your opinion on.

Kevin the player. One idea was a game where I, Kevin Siembieda, am just a player. I’m usually the Game Master because I love running games. But it was brought up to me that people might enjoy being able to say, hey, I was in a game with Kevin Siembieda. I’m hesitant, because a game is only 6-8 people and typically 4 hours long. That seems like a lot of hours to tie me up for. I could run two and a half Lord DeSilca games in that time. Or a game and a panel talk, so I’m thinking no. What do you think?

A live-streamed “all-stars” game. A role-playing game where I, and some Palladium staff and freelancers like Wayne Smith, Chuck Walton, Carl Gleba, Taylor White, etc. would be players in a game. This sounds more fun and unique to me. What do you think?

Kevin’s games. I will run 2-3 Lord DeSilca games because they’re fun and people love ‘em. Not sure what my other 3-4 games will be. Maybe Dead Reign and Beyond the Supernatural. If BTS I could play test some ideas for the magic system. That might be cool. Any requests for me to consider?

Any POH panel requests? I know you come to game, but folks also enjoy panel discussions. Any topic requests?

The Rifter® 2018 Super-Subscription Offer starts Saturday evening

  • Free gift(s)
  • $17 savings off cover price
  • Free shipping of each issue in the USA
  • Each fun issue delivered to your doorstep
  • Each issue a sourcebook for the Palladium Megaverse®

The cover price of The Rifter® is going up a dollar to $14.99 starting with issue #80 (this does not affect current subscribers). Still a great price for 96 pages of RPG source material and adventures. Ah, but the 2018 Super-Subscription Offer gets you The Rifter® delivered to your doorstep for only $10.74 an issue. And select from 7 gift choices for a FREE gift worth $24.95 to $46.80 – available only during this special offer – for the cost of shipping and handling. All prices are in U.S. dollars. Offer ends February 28, 2018.

  • $42.96 – USA. That’s only $10.74 each, a savings of $17.00, and Palladium pays the shipping! Plus you get to select a FREE Gift worth $24.95-$46.80 (please include $7.00 to cover shipping and handling). That’s $49.96 total including shipping and handling for the free gift. Note: This rate is limited to subscribers in the USA only. Sorry.

Please click here for subscriptions outside the USA, your 7 gift choices, and all the details. 2018 Super-Subscription Offer starts Saturday evening, February 3.

NEWS: Rifter® sale on DriveThruRPG

To go along with our Rifter® Super-Subscription Sale, we thought it would be nice to put The Rifter® PDFs – issues #1-75 – on sale at a 20% discount on DriveThruRPG.com. The sale begins tomorrow morning, Saturday, February 3, and runs through the month of February.

Over the next several weeks, Wayne will be making the rest of the Nightbane® and Palladium Fantasy RPG® titles available as PDFs on DriveThruRPG. Most Rifts®, Heroes Unlimited, Dead Reign®, the 1980s and ‘90s Robotech® RPGs and sourcebooks, and many other Palladium titles (200+) are available now.

A New Video Series from Questwise – The Road to Palladium Books Open House

Questwise will be coming to the Palladium Open House 2018. In the run-up to the Open House, Jodi is doing a series of videos looking at various Palladium Books related topics on his YouTube channel.

He has shared some of his plans with us about this series, including a special prize he’s going to offer for those who put together the clues he will be including at the end of each video.

The first video of the series was posted this past Monday and is titled Lore of the Megaverse®. You can check it out here: https://youtu.be/BQITnSggwhQ

We’re excited to see what he discusses next, and to game with him at the upcoming Open House!

The Rifter #79

UPDATE: The Rifter® #79 – Available now

The Rifter® #79 includes some new and alternative methods, rules and approaches to Game Mastering and making adventures, putting modern characters in different time periods throughout history, a closer look at the Heroes Unlimited™ Stage Magician, and the Kingdom of New Oslo, a nice companion to the soon to be released Rifts® Sovietski, and more. Available now.

UPDATE: The Rifter® #80 – In development

Wayne is making his selections now. Mark Dudley is lined up to do some art.

NEWS: Small price increases are coming

The cost of paper and printing keeps going up, so Palladium will be making some small price increases, probably only $1-$2. We hope you understand. The price increases will start with new releases and backstock as they go into reprint.

NEWS: The Rifter® is going up

Starting with The Rifter® #80, the retail price of The Rifter® will be increased from $13.95 to $14.99, but this will not affect those of you with a current subscription, you are locked in to the old rate. Better yet, The Rifter® Super-Subscription Offer is starting this weekend, so you will be able to get The Rifter® at a discount, and, if you want it, you can select a FREE gift (you just pay the shipping cost).

Rifts Sovietski

UPDATE! World Book 36: Rifts® Sovietski – ships February

I am sorry to say we were not able to layout Rifts® Sovietski™ last weekend after all. Somehow I had missed finishing a big section. I had started it, but put it aside to work on something else, and never came back to it. I know, what a dope. Thank goodness I caught my mistake before it went to print. I have been editing and writing the last of it like crazy. Meanwhile, Wayne has been focused on layout prep and editing the new material as I crank it out. The book will go to the printer next week. Still on track for an end of February release.

Rifts® Sovietski™ is freakin’ awesome. So much cool stuff: The Cold Born psychic (think Burster with ice and cold), the mysterious and powerful Yaganar, the yeti-like Wolverine People and other cool D-Bees, a bunch of very new and different cyborgs, a bunch of M.O.S. skill packages that make character creation fast and fun, tables for a character’s background, unique characters, interesting places and back story that provides ideas for adventure and is a fun read. This World Book has it all. There is so much in this book that you are going to love. Everyone who has seen the finished sections of the Sovietski Soldier revisited, the Spetsnaz secret police/special forces, the D-Bees, the Religious Enclaves, and ... well, pretty much any of it, has gone wild over it. The first word out of their mouth being, “Wow.” I think that’s my favorite word for a critique of a book. Like Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ there is a lot of “Wow Factor” in Rifts® Sovietski™, as well as a lot of fun little touches that will make you smile and add spice to your character or your game.

Rifts® Sovietski™ is also the final puzzle piece that pulls together several other Rifts® titles to create a cohesive area of the world that offers new adventure opportunities. They include Warlords of Russia™, Mystic Russia™, Mindwerks™ (Poland and a slew of D-Bees, monsters and adventure hooks) and Rifts® Triax & The NGR™ and Triax 2™.

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary: North America, Vol. One and Two

These books gather and format the existing beasts from the current World Books and Sourcebooks (and some new beasts to spice up your games) into two big reference books. As soon as Rifts Sovietski goes to the printer (next week?), I dive into the final edits for both volumes, finish work on the new creatures, and send them off to the printer.

These are just the first two of what we hope to be a series of sourcebooks that collect all the notable monsters, dinosaurs and creepy crawlers of Rifts® Earth. The focus of the Rifts® Bestiary™: North America, Volume One and Volume Two being creatures of North America (US, Canada and Mexico). Presented in alphabetical order, with maps showing their range and location, in two big books. On track for winter releases.

UPDATE: Rifts® Disavowed

Another cool book coming soon. I look forward to getting to the final writing for Rifts® Disavowed.

UPDATE: Rifts® Living Nowhere

The new draft manuscript for Rifts® Living Nowhere arrived last week, though I have not had a chance to review it.

UPDATE: Dead Reign®: In the Face of Death

The ideas for this book are screaming to be committed to paper. The cover and most of the interior art is done for it, and I usually write Dead Reign® books crazy fast, so I may slot this bad boy in sooner than later.

NEWS: Palladium Books on HippoTV on Twitch.tv

The awesome people at HippoTV (https://www.twitch.tv/HippoTV/) host a wide variety of games most days of the week. For fans of Palladium Books® they feature a Heroes Unlimited™ game every other Saturday, and every other Thursday features an After the Bomb® space game. The gamers playing these games come from all over the world, are very enthusiastic, and represent a wide variety of experience with Palladium's games.

Be sure to check out HippoTV either during a live broadcast or by watching one of the archived games. The next session for the Heroes Unlimited™ game will be on Saturday, February 10th, starting at 6 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. The next session for the After the Bomb® game is February 15, starting at 10:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Reminder: Palladium Open House VIP Night tickets are limited

Remember, VIP Night tickets are limited in number. Sold on a first come first served basis, so keep those orders coming in. VIP night at the Open House gets you an extra evening of gaming, first crack at special items, new releases, original art, early access to our many guests, and a delicious meal. This is always a fun, intimate night of gaming and hanging with the Palladium crew.

VIP Night always sells out before the event (limited to 120 VIPs) so we encourage you to reserve your ticket as soon as possible. It is because VIP Night always sells out that we deliberately hold back 40 or so tickets till now, so everyone has a fair shot at being able to get them.

Reserve your hotel room for the POH before they are sold out

Rooms at the Red Roof are getting close to sold out! Especially rooms with two full beds ($49.95 plus tax per night). When they are gone, your choice is a room with just one king bed ($49.95 plus tax per night) – or – our other, more upscale hotel, the Hampton Inn and Suites at more than twice the price ($119 plus tax per night). Both are 3 miles or less from the Palladium warehouse, less than 10 minutes away.

Note: The hotel reservation deadline is March 15, 2018, but the rooms are likely to sell out BEFORE that deadline, because we may have record attendance. Please reserve your rooms at one hotel or the other sooner rather than later. You have been given fair warning.

Hampton Inn & Suites – (upscale) MUST reserve by March 15 to get Group Rate.
1950 N. Haggerty Road
Canton, MI 48187
Phone: 734-844-1111

  • $119.00 per night for two queen beds at the Hampton Inn and Suites (that’s two queen-sized beds).
  • $129 per night for one “King Suite” at the Hampton Inn and Suites. One king bed and a pull out sofa, but PLEASE confirm that with the hotel.

Group Rate: Must ask for the “POH Group Rate” at the time of booking to ensure the correct lower rate will be quoted and billed to you.

Note: Free hot breakfast offered daily, free high-speed and wireless Internet access, and earn both HHonors points & airline miles.

POH Dates: April 20-22, 2018, plus April 19 is VIP Night.

Red Roof Inn – (economy lodgings) MUST reserve by March 15 to get Group Rate.
39700 Ann Arbor Rd
Plymouth, MI 48170.
Phone: 734-459-3300

  • $49.95 per night (plus tax) at Red Roof Inn for two full beds or one king bed. No frills hotel accommodations, great price.

Group Rate: Must ask for the “Palladium Books Group Rate” at the time of booking to ensure the correct lower rate will be quoted and billed to you.

Extend your stay at the same discount rate before or after the POH. Make sure the hotel knows if you are coming in early or staying longer and want the “Palladium Books Group Rate” for your entire stay. Only Red Roof Inn has this generous offer. Open House Dates: April 20-22, 2018, plus April 19 is VIP Night (and we know a few of you are coming in a day early to help with set-up and some staying till Monday to help with the clean-up and to hang out a little longer that morning).

Airport Note: The hotels and Palladium’s warehouse are 15-20 minutes from Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) in Romulus, Michigan, near I-275. Detroit Metro is the airport you want to use.

Gen Con – Palladium Game Event Descriptions Needed by March 1, 2018

To have your event listed in the onsite, Gen Con Program Book (very important for full attendance), you need to send us your gaming events and descriptions NO later than March 1, 2018. This date gives us enough time to compile and send Gen Con everything they need. The Early Event Submission Deadline already passed (February 1), so PLEASE get your Gen Con Palladium game events to us by March 1. Thanks!

Game Masters, as in years past, please coordinate with NMI and the Megaversal Ambassadors to be part of the Palladium Books gaming block at Gen Con.

UPDATE: Come to the Palladium Open House – April 20-22, 2018

The 2018 Palladium Open House is only 2 ½ months away, so if you know you are going to attend, please order your admission tickets as soon as possible and reserve your hotel room. Ordering your admissions ticket helps Palladium to make sure we have enough events running to keep everyone busy and having fun.

Game Masters planning on running events at the POH, PLEASE get us your game descriptions as soon as possible, so we can post a schedule of events in advance. See details, below.

POH Highlights:

  • Come play at the very site where the magic happens.
  • Three days of gaming (4 for those attending VIP night), plus panel talks, live auction and more.
  • Many games run by the writers and artists who create them!
  • Saturday Auction (original art, out of print items and oddities).
  • Largest gathering of Palladium creators anywhere! Artists, writers, Defilers and more.
  • Held at the Palladium warehouse and office where your favorite games are made. Westland, Michigan.
  • 30-40 Palladium creators will be present to chat and sign books.
  • Get original artwork, character sketches, books and more.

POH Game Masters, please submit your game events over the next few weeks

My thanks to the Game Masters who have reached out to us about running game events at the 2018 Palladium Open House (POH). Please keep ‘em coming.

If you are a quality Game Master with experience, you are coming to the Palladium Open House, and would like to run one or more gaming events at the POH, please contact us as soon as possible. We want to post the Events Schedule by the end of February. That means we need commitments and the majority of game descriptions by February 14 (or sooner). We will continue to add events after that date, but would like to have the majority listed and posted by the end of February.

G.M. Rewards: Game Masters who run 3 or more events get a FREE special T-shirt and a 30% discount on most Palladium product, books, T-shirts and products, with some exclusions. (Sorry, the discount does not apply to limited editions, art prints, original art, auction items, concessions, convention exclusive products and items sold by our guests.)

Info we need from G.M.s:

  • RPG/World Setting (Rifts®, Robotech®, HU2, Fantasy, Splicers®, BTS, Ninjas & Superspies, After the Bomb®, etc.)
  • A brief, but dynamic description of the game.
  • Maximum Number of Players: 6-10 is typical, but run what YOU feel comfortable with running.
  • Running Time: 3-4 hours is typical, and best for these kinds of events, longer can be a problem.
  • What days you can run: VIP Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday?
  • When: Do you have a preferred time of day you want to run? If so, what is it? Specify preferences (10 AM, noon, 8:00 PM, what)? If we CANNOT give you the preferred time slot, are you willing to run at a different time, earlier or later?
  • Multiple games: If you are running multiple times, is it the same game? If different games please provide all this information for EACH game you intend to run.
  • Please bring pre-rolled player character sheets: G.M.s, please provide pre-rolled characters sheets/descriptions for each player. Why waste time rolling up characters? Let’s game!
  • Minimum age of the players: Especially if the game has mature content or extreme violence. Please indicate if it is not suitable for players under the age of 17.
  • YOUR T-shirt size: You will want this shirt.
  • I.D. & Contact Info:
    Your real name
    Street address
    Telephone/Cell number (an alternative number optional)
    Email address

NOTE: If you commit to running games at the POH, you must be serious and MUST be present to run your games. Do not disappoint gamers from around the globe by being unprepared or absent. You also have to purchase your own admission ticket. If you have questions or would like to discuss any aspect, do not hesitate to call the Palladium office.

Send Game Event information via e-mail to palladium-gm{at}palladiumbooks.com – or call – 734-721-2903 and ask for Wayne, Julius or Alex.

Remember, Game Masters who run three or more games get a FREE special T-shirt unveiled for the first time at the POH and a 30% Game Master Supreme Discount on Palladium’s RPG books, T-shirts and most other items. We need plenty of games to satisfy 250-300 gamers, so your help is very appreciated and welcomed.

We expect to have more than 100 gaming events and we need experienced Game Masters to run Palladium events for all of our game lines – Rifts®, Robotech®, Robotech® RPG Tactics™, Palladium Fantasy®, Heroes Unlimited™, Ninjas & Superspies™, Splicers®, Nightbane®, Dead Reign®, Beyond the Supernatural™, After the Bomb®, and all the rest!

Can contact us by telephone (734-721-2903) or by email at palladium-gm{at}palladiumbooks.com as SOON as possible please. Thank you.

POH Volunteers Needed

We will also need volunteers to help us set up, admissions (confirming I.D. and handing out badges), emptying trash cans, store/sales assistance/restocking shelves, gopher, general assistance, parking lot, etc. You’ll get a volunteer’s badge and select perks that may include a product discount percentage commensurate with the amount of work and hours put in. NOTE: If you volunteer, please show up. Volunteers have to purchase their own admission ticket.

NEW title on DriveThruRPG.com – Adventures on the High Seas for the Palladium Fantasy RPG®, 2nd Edition game line – plus SALE on all issues of The Rifter® #1-75

New this week: High Seas, 2nd Edition, is one of our favorite sourcebooks with 13 O.C.C.s, 20+ character sheets, 30 ships, a dozen different ports, cities and towns, including the Island of the Cyclops and Floenry Islands, ship combat rules, and adventures. Coming in the weeks ahead, the Nightbane® RPG and sourcebooks. AND don’t miss out on The Rifter® Sale starting tomorrow morning!

Recently made available: Old Ones, 2nd Edition, 50 different cities, towns and forts (all mapped!), Illusionist and Monk O.C.C.s, 7 adventures (and ideas for many more), plus the Old Ones! Hell Followed™ for Dead Reign® featuring masked lunatics, 11 new zombies, 7 apocalyptic character classes, stats for 23 disasters, and more. The Rifter® #75 including a Rifts® Primer, how to create adventures, Splicers® Legion adventure Part 4, a Rifts® town in Canada, a Rifts® Savage Worlds preview, and more. The Rifter® #74, with the Rifts® town of Moorcroft, Rifts® town of Karimyo, the Ancient Master, Splicers® Legion Part 3, and more. The Rifter® #73, with the Nexus Born, Splicers®: I am Legion part 2, and more. The Rifter® #71 & 72 (Double Issue) where the Splicers® Legion adventure begins. Dragons & Gods™, 40 deities, 20 Demon Lords, 14 dragons, Elementals, priests, Rune Weapons and more; for Palladium Fantasy RPG® but suitable for Rifts® and most settings. The Palladium Fantasy RPG®, 2nd Edition, a complete role-playing game with 27 character classes, 15 player races, and much more. The Compendium of Weapons, Armour and Castles, 700 weapons, 40 types of body armor, 40 castles with floor plans, 224 pages. Rifts® Adventure Sourcebooks: Chi-Town ‘Burbs and Firetown & the Tolkeen Crisis (both with info about the ‘Burb of Firetown and Chi-Town ‘Burbs), The Black Vault™, a treasure trove of magic and Coalition secrets, and The Vanguard™, the secret organization of exiled mages who support the Coalition. Rifts® Conversion Book 3: Dark Conversions™, 120+ monsters, demons, undead, and supernatural menaces, plus Elementals, the Shifter and Witch revisited, adventure ideas and more; Rifts® Conversion Book 2: Pantheons of the Megaverse® presents 150+ deities, demigods and god-pretenders, plus many adventure ideas; Rifts® Conversion Book One, Revised, 100+ monsters, 40 races, and more; Rifts® Path of the Storm™, a proposed screenplay; Dimension Book™ 14: Thundercloud Galaxy™ with 17 alien races, monsters, minions, the Dominators, space colony creation rules, monster creation rules, 101 adventure ideas and more; Dimension Book™ 13: Fleets of the Three Galaxies™, the name says it all; Dimension Book™ 8: Naruni™ Wave 2 is a treasure trove of high-tech weapons, force fields, and more. Heroes Unlimited™ RPG, 2nd Edition enables you to create any type of hero and super being; Powers Unlimited® One, Powers Unlimited® Two, and Powers Unlimited® Three, offering more than 250 super abilities and 11 new power categories between the three; Mutant Underground™ mutant animals and more; Aliens Unlimited™ Galaxy Guide™ has super abilities for outer space, 20 aliens and new worlds; Gramercy Island™, a prison for super beings, 98 statted out prisoners, and 101 adventure ideas; Century Station™ contains 51 villains, 40 NPC heroes, and 101 adventure ideas; Villains Unlimited™ presents 80+ fully fleshed out and statted super-villains; Heroes Unlimited™ G.M.'s Guide has 10 full adventures, G.M. advice, rampage rules, and much more.

They join other recent releases of the ever popular Wormwood™, Phase World®, Phase World® Sourcebook, Skraypers™, Anvil Galaxy™, Three Galaxies™, Megaverse® Builder™, and Naruni™ Wave 2, as well as Ninjas & Superspies™, Mystic China™, Monsters and Animals and more. These are just some of the many Rifts® and Palladium titles now available on DriveThruRPG.com as PDFs, plus many FREE previews of key book titles. We are trying to make 1-2 new PDF titles available every week.

Palladium Collectibles, Artwork, Books, Toys and More in Kevin’s Online Toy & Collectibles eBay Store

Alex and I continue to add Star Wars toys and a growing number of all kinds of collectibles – and we’ll be adding more Palladium Books original art and items to the store, so keep an eye out for them.

This includes one-of-a-kind original artwork, prints, Rifts® and Robotech® artwork by Kevin Long, me and others. There is also a range of limited editions, rare book titles and limited edition hardcovers, toys and more that are all being added to my online store over the next several weeks, so keep an eye out. Alex and I will keep adding items as our busy schedules allow, but we have a lot of fun collectibles available now and coming soon. Items include original art, out of print titles, redlined proofreader photocopies signed by me and the staff, signed manuscripts with editors’ corrections, some original art, hardcover books (including Rifts® Lemuria, Northern Gun™ One, Northern Gun™ Two, Megaverse® in Flames™, Beyond the Supernatural™ Gold, Rifts® Machinations of Doom™ Gold and Rifts® Ultimate Gold) and other items available. There are also hundreds of toys and action figures, all from my personal archives and collection. Take a look every weekend for new items added.


UPDATE: Convention Calendar

Adepticon – March 22-25, 2018

We’ll be present at the Palladium Books booth to chat and sign books.

Palladium Open House – April 19-22, 2018 – Westland, Michigan

30-40 Palladium creators under one roof, running gaming events, panel talks and fun. See full description elsewhere in the Update or in the online store description.

Anime North – May 25-27, 2018 – Toronto, Canada

Charles Walton, Greg Diaczyk, Apollo Okamura, and I (Kevin Siembieda) will be present at the Palladium Books booth to chat and sign books. And maybe a few other Palladium writers and artists.

2018 Gen Con – August 2-5, 2018 – Indianapolis, Indiana

As noted earlier, we need Game Masters to submit their Palladium Gaming Event descriptions over the next few weeks. As with years past, please coordinate with NMI and the Megaversal Ambassadors to be part of the Palladium Books gaming block at Gen Con and to get listed in the onsite Gen Con Program Book (very important). Thank you.

The usual Palladium crew will be present at the Palladium booth to chat and sign books.

Closing Thoughts

That’s enough for this week: Two sales, news, the Palladium Open House (I hope you are coming), and updates aplenty does it for this week. I need to finish up my work on Rifts® Sovietski so it can get to the darn printer. Have a safe, fun weekend and game on.

– Kevin Siembieda, Publisher, Writer, & Game Designer

The Rifter #79

New! The Rifter® #79 – Available now

The Rifter® #79 is all about pushing the envelope, trying new things and alternative methods, rules and approaches to create epic adventure! Role-playing games are all about expressions of your imagination. Of making ideas, characters and stories come to life. RPGs are flexible. Malleable. Alive and changing. There is no one way to look at things because there are infinite possibilities. This issue of The Rifter® explores some of those new possibilities.

Rifter® #79 Highlights:

  • Gaming Through History – any game setting. Do not sell history short. There are epic events, battles and mysteries throughout history that would make amazing RPG campaigns. Create adventures that are, in effect, parts of our unknown history. Hendrik Härterich shows you how with a wonderful set of guidelines, rules and ideas for using characters from just about any modern RPG to create settings and adventures from Earth’s past. Suitable for use with any Palladium RPG.
  • Rifts® – The Kingdom of New Oslo™ by David Collins. Explore the European Northlands and face the would-be god of Hell Hounds and Fenry. A monster that calls itself Fenrik. Oslo overview, notable people and places, vehicles, gear, and adventure ideas.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ – The Stage Magician, Revisited, by Matt Reed. An exciting look at a unique crime-fighter.
  • Rifts® and any game setting – Different ways to run a campaign, by Julius Rosenstein. Game Master tips, suggestions and alternative rules.
  • Rifts® short story about redemption and Justice, by Mark Oberle.
  • News, coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • 96 pages – $13.95 retail – Cat. No. 179. Available now.

Rifts Sovietski

New! World Book 36: Rifts® Sovietski – ships February

The Rifts® Sovietski™ World Book delves into the new Soviet Nation, key places, people, O.C.C.s, combat vehicles, cyborgs and weapons, and has everything you’d expect from a book like this. There is a wealth of information that will set your imagination on fire, new characters, new D-Bees, new weapons, vehicles and adventure hooks. There is the looming threat of General Goll’s invasion of the Brodkil sent by Mindwerks’ Angel of Death and Angel of Vengeance, treachery among the Warlords of Russia, and the coming of the Minion War. Learn about how the Sovietski came into being, its people’s dreams, beliefs, politics, and its growing army, plus Deadzones, Spetsnaz Special Forces, new bionics, and more.

It all ties in nicely with the Warlords of Russia™, Mystic Russia™, Rifts® Triax & the NGR, Triax Two, and the Mindwerks™ sourcebooks.

  • New cyborgs and bionics.
  • Sovietski war machines – tanks, aircraft, subs and more.
  • Power armor, cyborgs, bionics, weapons, and gear.
  • Spetsnaz Sovietski Special Forces and other O.C.C.s.
  • Invasion by the Brodkil Empire and the Angel of Vengeance.
  • Bunker creation tables and Deadzone tables.
  • Russian D-Bees like Wolverine People and the elemental Yaga.
  • Notable cities and other places of interest.
  • Many adventure ideas and more.
  • Written by Brandon Aten, Matthew Orr and Kevin Siembieda.
  • 192 pages – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 891. Ships February, 2018.

New! Rifts® Bestiary: North America, Vol. One

A series of books that collects all the notable monsters, dinosaurs and creepy crawlers and creatures of Rifts® North America (US, Canada and Mexico) into two juicy volumes with a number of new creatures. Each volume includes maps and new creatures, large and small, to help or plague player characters. Between them, these two volumes compile all the beasts of Rifts North America (unintelligent monsters, predators, notable animals and intelligent beings that are monstrous or animal-like in appearance or behavior) from all current World Books and Sourcebooks. In addition, Kevin Siembieda, Chuck Walton and Greg Diaczyk are adding some new monsters to make life in the wilderness interesting. Presented in alphabetical order, with maps showing their range and location, in two big books.

Winter releases, both volumes are being worked on simultaneously, right now, so that Volume Two will quickly follow Volume One within 4-6 weeks. Other volumes, like a Bestiary of Spirits and the Supernatural, are likely to follow.

Future volumes will include spirits, ghosts and entities, another on dragons, other volumes on creatures in other parts of Rifts Earth, and so on.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America organized in two big, easy to use sourcebooks. Predators, exotic riding animals, beasts of burden, alien horrors, giant insects and more.
  • Some new creatures, but most are existing creatures.
  • Updated information where applicable.
  • Updated and uniform stat blocks.
  • A map for every creature showing where it is found.
  • Fully illustrated.
  • Art by Chuck Walton, Siembieda and many others.
  • 192-224 pages – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 896. In production. We are working hard for an end of February release.

New! Rifts® Bestiary: North America, Vol. Two

More monsters and exotic animals of Rifts® North America as part of an ongoing series of Rifts® Bestiary sourcebooks. The first two Rifts® Bestiaries are being created simultaneously. Between them, these two volumes compile all the beasts of Rifts North America (unintelligent monsters, predators, notable animals and intelligent beings that are monstrous or animal-like in appearance or behavior) from all current World Books and Sourcebooks, plus some new monsters by Siembieda and Walton. Presented in alphabetical order, with maps showing their range and location, in two big books.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America organized in two big, easy to use sourcebooks. Predators, exotic riding animals, beasts of burden, alien horrors, giant insects and more.
  • Some new creatures, but most are existing creatures.
  • Updated information where applicable.
  • Updated and uniform stat blocks.
  • A map for every creature showing where it is found.
  • Fully illustrated.
  • Art by Chuck Walton, Siembieda and many others.
  • 192-224 pages – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 897. In production. Winter release.

UPDATE: Rifts® Living Nowhere – A Rifts® Sourcebook set in the Pecos Empire

This title has been rescheduled due to rewrites and is probably a spring release. It presents four interrelated towns off the beaten path in the Pecos Empire. Each with its own unique character and problems. All fun locations to visit and find adventure and trouble. Something dark and deadly is brewing in the middle of Nowhere, where experimental Techno-Wizard devices and weapons offer prosperity, but could be the doom of everyone living there. Big ideas. Building upon material that appeared in The Rifter®, expanded.

  • Four towns described.
  • New Techno-Wizard weapons and devices.
  • Experimental Techno-Wizard items that call upon entropy and death.
  • Dark magic, madness, and deadly secrets spawn dangerous adventures.
  • Many adventure ideas, Non-Player Characters, and fun.
  • Written by Brett Caron. Additional text and ideas by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 895. Spring, 2018.

In the Face of Death

COMING! In the Face of Death – A Dead Reign® Sourcebook

This sourcebook is all about inner-city survival. Survivor colonies finding a way to live and prosper in the big city. Conventional wisdom says that living in the big population centers is impossible. These survivors prove otherwise.

  • Inner-city survival. Old and new O.C.C.s.
  • Skyscraper communities and life on the rooftops.
  • Cults – the new power in the city.
  • Gangs, street runners, the new underground, and more.
  • Take your zombie campaign to new heights!
  • Cover by E.M. Gist. Interior art by Nick Bradshaw.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda. Adaptable to other Palladium settings.
  • Size and price not yet determined, but probably $16.95 – 96 pages – Cat. No. 237. Winter, 2018.

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